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Volvo CE and Mack Trucks Partner with Coastal Waste & Recycling to Bring Electrification to South Florida

From left to right: Martin Mattsson, Director of Key Account Sales, Waste & Recycling, Volvo CE; Tyler Ohlmansiek, E-Mobility Sales Director, Mack Trucks; Jonathan Randall, President, Mack Trucks North America; Brendon Pantano, CEO, Coastal Waste & Recycling; Dennis Pantano, COO, Coastal Waste & Recycling; Ray Gallant, Head of Sustainability and Productivity, Volvo CE
From left to right: Martin Mattsson, Director of Key Account Sales, Waste & Recycling, Volvo CE; Tyler Ohlmansiek, E-Mobility Sales Director, Mack Trucks; Jonathan Randall, President, Mack Trucks North America; Brendon Pantano, CEO, Coastal Waste & Recycling; Dennis Pantano, COO, Coastal Waste & Recycling; Ray Gallant, Head of Sustainability and Productivity, Volvo CE
POMPANO BEACH, FL — Volvo Construction Equipment and Mack Trucks, both Volvo Group companies, recently delivered on- and off-road electric equipment to Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling to help the company achieve its sustainability goals. Coastal Waste & Recycling celebrated the event with representatives of the two OEMs and local officials at their facility in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Coastal Waste & Recycling, based in Boca Raton, Florida, is piloting a 23-ton Volvo CE EC230 Electric Excavator and took delivery of a Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse vehicle that will operate in residential and certain specialized commercial applications in southern Florida. The excavator will work at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

”We are excited to add both pieces of equipment to our fleet,” said Brendon Pantano, CEO of Coastal Waste & Recycling. ”As the first private hauler in Florida to invest in electric, we look forward to harnessing the strength of this strategic move to further elevate innovation in our operations.”

Both fully electric machines represent the latest evolution of electrifying larger vehicles and building a mixed fleet to suit the company and application. The EC230 Electric is a medium-sized excavator designed to offer the same performance as its diesel counterpart, while the LR Electric is a heavy-duty truck with the strength of comparable diesel-powered Mack LR refuse models.

“The shift to off-road electrification, especially in heavy construction machines, can’t be accomplished by one single team or company,” said Scott Young, Head of Region North America, Volvo Construction Equipment. “We’re grateful for the chance to partner with customers and other Volvo Group companies to advance sustainability in a variety of industries.”

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“Mack is proud to be partnering with Coastal Waste & Recycling in their journey toward electrification,” said Jonathan Randall, President of Mack Trucks North America. “Coastal’s commitment to sustainability is evident through their efforts to bring battery-electric vehicles to serve their customers in southern Florida, and we appreciate their enthusiasm for reducing GHG emissions and environmental care.”

The MRF where the Volvo EC230 Electric is being tested is north of Miami, where Coastal receives and sorts recyclable materials. The EC230 Electric is performing the same work as its equivalent diesel model the EC220EL, feeding material into a sorting line.

“Coastal Waste & Recycling has been a great partner and has always been interested in any new technology they can incorporate to drive efficiency and excellence throughout their operations,” said Martin Mattsson, Director of Key Account Sales - Waste and Recycling, Volvo CE. “Testing this electric excavator directly against its conventional equivalent will teach us a lot.”

Coastal Waste & Recycling is a privately owned solid waste and recycling company with 25 locations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Coastal operates more than 700 vehicles, with more than half of them being Mack truck models.

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